Rated: PG for thematic elements and some troubling images. Reviewed by: Jim Release date: July 28, 2017 Released by: Paramount Pictures Corporation
This new documentary is kind of a continuation or updating of the 2006 Academy Award winner featuring former Vice President (and Nobel Peace Prize winner) Al Gore's PowerPoint presentation on climate change.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power is destined to provoke discussion in the wake of the current administration's stance on the recent Paris Accords. While not as dynamic or effective as a revelatory cinematic document, it does have a trenchancy for the febrile conflict around governments and its citizens in the impassionate perspectives about the science of the change fueling a kind of energy revolution.
The outcries on both sides of issues of environmental crisis, specifically global warming (many see it as enhanced electric charge at the Earth's core) hasn't deterred Gore from his ongoing dedication to advocate renewable energy sources and fewer carbon-based emissions. Which presumably (like acid rain has from carbon dioxide emissions) has led to the thinning of Earth's atmosphere, notably the lowest layer where the weather takes place, the troposphere.
Whatever the case, Truth to Power warns of the speed of shifts happening throughout our precious planet in the last decade or so, like the recent ginormous ice slab in Antarctica that has begun to break up into icebergs. Not to mention higher average temperatures in recent years, as well as extensive wildfires, flooding and longer droughts. Barack Obama and current Commander-In-Chief Donald J. Trump are featured in some of the archival footage as a new clarity of thought needs to rise above what could be considered an effect of spikes in population and automation.
Gore's detractors adamant that he's in it for the money to propagate fake news aren't on the same page about America becoming more distant in trade with other countries more active in alternative sources (wind, solar - Gore having some discussions with Solar Energy folks and foreign Prime Ministers with photo-voltaic applications).
China and Chile are examples of moving forward in the wake of embargoes that could hurt superpowers to a degree even if many feel their own or their country as a whole is in decent economic shape. The former is assuming more of a leadership role in what many in high places don't consider a crisis as this divisive, if driven Sequel contends that we are rapidly becoming a shell of our former, less man-made self.
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